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Interesting Facts About Harvard University

Interesting Facts About Harvard University

Who doesn't know Harvard University? Wow, it feels like a prestigious university in the United States is the dream of most people to be able to learn in it. Yep, Harvard University is one of the best universities in the world, you know!

This university is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, founded in 1636. Apart from its academic strength, this university is the oldest university in the United States. No wonder the selection process to become a student at Harvard University is very strict.

But, do you know that Harvard University holds lots of interesting stories and stories in it? Well, in this review, berkuliah.com will present it to you in detail. Want to know? Come on, let's see together!

1. Naming Harvard University was used to honor the biggest contributor to this university, namely John Harvard, who turned out to be an alumni of Cambridge University, England.

2. Since it was first established, Harvard University was not followed by the word 'university', but 'college'. Only in 1780, the name changed to Harvard University.

3. Harvard University has 9 renowned faculties, including the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of Public Health and Kennedy School of Government.

4. The nine faculties of Harvard University were founded in the 19th century. Legendary!

5. Harvard University has a very grand canteen. The area of ​​the canteen is very large, and is equipped with classic modern design.

6. Many Americans are curious to visit the magnificent canteen of Harvard University. The magnificence of a university canteen and its unique and classy design make this place so famous and phenomenal.

7. Harvard University has an art museum devoted to storing objects - ancient or historic art. Harvard Art Museum is located in Boston.

8. Harvard University is also one of the locations frequented by tourists from the vast United States.

9. At Harvard University there is a statue of the biggest contributor and the key to the development of Harvard University, namely John Harvard.

10. John Harvard Statue is often used as a photo location for tourists. It's historic.

 11. In the past, John Harvard contributed about 400 books and most of his wealth to this university. Until finally, in honor of John Harvard, this university was named Harvard University.

12. Even though the Harvard statue is plastered in the corner of Harvard University, but actually no one knows exactly how the true face of Harvard. When doing document studies, the entire John Harvard photo collection turned out to have been burned out when there was an incident of burning the Harvard campus library.

13. To establish history by making a statue of John Harvard, finally the sculpture designer, Daniel Chester French, hooked the student who was considered the most handsome at Harvard as his model.

14. In the John Harvard statue, written the name Sherman Hoar, which is certainly the name of the student who became a model in making a statue of John Harvard. Sherman Hoar is a student at Harvard University in 1882.

15. The John Harvard statue is made tall and big, making anyone taking a picture there can only touch the statue's shoes. However, the existence of this phenomenon turned out to be a separate myth for Harvard University. Trust, who can hold these shoes will get good luck or their children can go to school at Harvard University. Interested in trying?

16. It's also called an old university. Old building, old building and leaving many legends. It is said, there is a gate in the Harvard University area that can only be passed twice by students who are studying there. The two times, among others, when you first study at Harvard University and when you graduate from there. The gate in question is, among other things, the central gate at Harvard University. If you pass more than twice, then the trust will drop out. Believe in not believing, everything depends on you.

17. Harvard University has 26 large and medium gates.

18. The Harvard University Library is the second largest library in the world after the library of the United States Congress.

19. The Harvard University Library has nine floors with four of which are basement floors. Until now, the collection of printed books has reached 15 million titles, digital books have reached 18 million titles and the number of photographs has 8 million. Super complete!

20. Because of the vastness, there are quite a lot of Harvard university students who don't memorize passageways and roads in the Harvard University library.

21. Harvard University keeps books with covers made of human skin! Creepy or amazing?

22. The human leather bound book is entitled Des destinees de l’ame, which mostly talks about the psyche. This book is an issue of the 1880s.

23. The detection of human skin on the cover of one of these books has been justified by Harvard health scientist, who discovered the peptide and protein found in human skin on the cover of the book. Wow!

24. Confirmed the existence of human skin made by the cover of the book, is one step to commemorate someone's death in ancient times.

25. Besides there are books that have covers made of human skin, there are also two other books whose covers are made from sheep skin, you know! All of this can only be obtained at the Harvard University library.

26. Reporting from dailymail.co.uk on Sunday, May 11, 2014, one of Harvard University's cultural studies clubs planned to conduct Satanic worship rituals as part of historical and cultural studies. The plan for the event to be held at the Harvard Memorial Hall has caused a lot of controversy because it is not good to be seen in a culture of trust.

27. Not only prioritizing extraordinary facilities and infrastructure, Harvard University also has a very good and effective curriculum and learning process, which is one of the triggers why this university is so prestigious and proud.

28. Journals published by Harvard University, many of which are used as references by various people around the world to achieve extraordinary results in their fields.

29. Quite a number of Indonesians are demanding education at Harvard University. One of them is Agus Yudhoyono, the son of president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. There are many more people - successful people who are alumni of Harvard University. Are you one of them?

30. For those of you who love football, of course know the figure of Sir Alex Ferguson, the former coach of the Manchester United team. Did you know that even though it was already dusk, Sir Alex Ferguson now became a lecturer at Harvard University with a focus on the management of a team, which in this case was the Manchester United team.

College of Business University Lowa

Founded in 1984, the College of Business is the third largest college in Iowa State.

The College provides innovative educational experiences that connect theory with practice for future business leaders.

The Gerdin Business Building provides a new high-tech home for the College of Business. The 111,000-square foot building, located on campus, is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the country, equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology. Featuring wireless access and high-tech laboratories, our students and faculty can mimic real-world situations in areas such as securities trading, management information systems, and market research. This new capability combined with a solid curriculum, nationally recognized faculty, and welcoming atmosphere, provides business students with innovative educational experiences. Our curriculum theory links technology classes and information based with real world practices taught by world-renowned scholars.

Students also benefit from lecturers and staff who are dedicated, approachable and responsive, creating an unrivaled business education experience.

Educating Future Business Leaders

The College of Business at Iowa State University conducts and shares research to educate future business leaders so that they are ready to face multi-disciplinary, global, technological, ethical and diversity challenges.


Although business education has been teaching at Iowa State University since the early 1920s, the College of Business was not established until 1984. Its fall in 2015 registration was 4485 - an increase of 10% from the fall of 2014.

the college moved to Gerdin Bisnis Building in 2004. The 111,000-square foot building is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a high-tech laboratory that allows students and faculty to emulate real-world business situations, such as securities trading and market research.

Curriculum & Standards

This capability, combined with a solid curriculum, a nationally recognized faculty, and a welcoming atmosphere, provides business students with innovative educational experiences. Students also benefit from lecturers and staff who are dedicated, approachable and responsive, creating an unrivaled business education experience.

History of the University of Indonesia

Dutch Occupation Period (1849-1946)
The Dutch Colonial Government in 1849 built a high school of health sciences. In January 1851 the school was officially named as Dokter-Djawa School. This high school specializes in medical science, precisely the education of paramedics. After having undergone a change of name in the late 19th century, precisely in 1898, the name Doctor-Djawa School changed into a tot School of Opleiding van Indische Artsen (School of Medicine for Indigenous Doctors) or also known as STOVIA. For 75 years STOVIA functioned as the best place of education for prospective doctors in Indonesia, before closing in 1927. However, a Medical School was later built together with four other high schools in several cities in Java.

The high school is Technische Hoogeschool te Bandoeng (Faculty of Engineering) which was established in Bandung in 1920, Recht Hoogeschool (Faculty of Law) in Batavia in 1924, Faculteit der Letteren en Wijsbegeerte (Faculty of Literature and Humanity) in Batavia in 1940, and a year later it was built Faculteit van Landbouwweteschap (Faculty of Agriculture) in Bogor. The five high schools are the pillars in creating the Nood-universiteit (Emergency University), which was built in 1946.

Age of Independence (1947-1960)
Nood-universiteit was renamed Universiteit van Indonesië in 1947 and based in Jakarta. Some nationalist professors, one of whom is Prof. Mr. Djokosoetono, continued its function as instructor for Universiteit van Indonesië in Yogyakarta, which was then the capital of the country.

The Indonesian capital then returned to Jakarta in 1949 after the Dutch recognized the sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia. Universiteit van Indonesië Yogyakarta also moved to Jakarta again.

Universiteit van Indonesië was later incorporated into "Universiteit Indonesia" in 1950. The University has a Faculty of Medicine, Law, Literature and Philosophy in Jakarta, the Faculty of Engineering is located in Bandung, Faculty of Agriculture in Bogor, Faculty of Dentistry in Surabaya, and Faculty of Economics are in Makassar .

Faculties outside Jakarta then developed into separate universities between 1954-1963. The University of Indonesia in Jakarta has a campus in Salemba and consists of several faculties such as: Medicine, Dentistry, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Literature, Law, Economics, and Engineering.

In the next development stand the Faculty of Psychology, the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Public Health, Computer Science and then the Faculty of Nursing.

Modern Age (1970s-present)
Before the University of Indonesia campus in Depok was built in 1987, the University of Indonesia had three campus locations, namely in Salemba, Pegangsaan Timur and Rawamangun. After the new campus was established on 320 hectares of land in Depok, the Rawamangun campus which included several faculties was moved, while the Salemba campus was still maintained for the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Dentistry and the Postgraduate Program.

Shortly after 2000, University of Indonesia became one of the few universities that had the status of a State-Owned Legal Entity in Indonesia. This change in status has brought a significant change to the University of Indonesia, namely greater autonomy in academic development and financial management.

From this historical perspective, the University of Indonesia has grown progressively into an institution that leads to be a leader in the field of humanity and civilization by balancing academic values, morality and art. Through these advantages, the University of Indonesia intends to produce the Indonesian nation into a more prosperous and democratic society, focusing on peace, justice and strong environmental values.

In the reform era, the government considered UI had sufficient management capabilities to gain independence, autonomy, and greater responsibility in acting as a moral force that supports national development. Based on this, the government issues PP No. 152/2000 which stipulates University of Indonesia as a State-Owned Legal Entity (BHMN). During the implementation of UI as a BHMN, the government issued several important policies such as Law No. 20/2003 concerning the National Education System and PP No. 19/2005 concerning National Education Standards which in some aspects have not fully supported the smooth running of UI as a BHMN.

In the last ten years, the dynamics of internal and external developments surrounding the UI have had a profound effect on the ups and downs of UI conditions. Among these are, the government passed Law No. 12/2012 on Higher Education which later became a shade for the status of UI law. According to the Law, BHMN Colleges and BHMN Universities that have been transformed into Universities organized by the Government with the pattern of financial management of Public Service Agencies, are designated as Legal Entity Colleges (PTN-BH). The enactment of the Law, especially article 66 paragraph (2), has led to the stipulation by the government PP No. 68/2013 concerning the Statute of the University of Indonesia (Statute of the UI).

The UI currently consists of 13 Faculties, Post Graduate Programs and Vocational Programs. The thirteen faculties are the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Engineering, Psychology, Social and Political Sciences, Law, Economics, Public Health, Cultural Sciences, Computer Science. The study programs at UI currently number 291 study programs, with a total of 47,166 students and 309 foreign students taking both degree and non-degree programs

Education and Job Vacancies

The problem of formal education that arises is the desire to achieve a match between the competencies of formal school alumni and industrial needs.

For this reason, educational institutions are expected to teach whatever specialization is needed by the industrial world, not to produce alumni who are capable of generalists.

For example, the idea of ​​making a social media study program emerged, no longer opening a faculty of communication, a computer science faculty, or an information technology study program.

However, after being explored in greater depth, it was found that the number of registered job seekers was 698,988 people, while registered employment was 289,632 people in Indonesia in 2017 (Central Statistics Agency, 2018).

The problem of how difficult it is to find a job is the lack of registered job vacancies. Similarly, the low level of entrepreneurship is able to provide job openings.

So, the base of the problem lies in the side of the lack of labor demand and the lack of supply side of entrepreneurship.

Problems also occur in formal education institutions. For example, the number of Elementary Schools (SD) under the Ministry of Education and Culture has declined, because the number of elementary school students has declined. The next problem is the number of elementary school teachers, Islamic elementary schools, junior high schools, Islamic elementary schools, high schools, vocational schools, and Islamic secondary schools decreased in the period of 2014/2015 academic year until 2016/2017.

The number of teachers declined, precisely when the government imposed the Smart Indonesia Card, BOS funds, and teacher certification benefits. As a result, the ratio of the number of students to the number of teachers has increased, which can reduce the intensity and effectiveness of teachers in monitoring progress in the development of student education more thoroughly.

Another problem at the tertiary level under the authority of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education and the Ministry of Religion is the very large number of private universities compared to the state, namely 25.85 times and 12.04 times the 2016/2017 school year.

Even though there is a quota for scholarships from smart pre-prosperous families and cross-subsidies, the very large number of private universities and the existence of BHMN universities, as well as the lack of quota makes the cost of education very expensive for many people.

Only rich children and scholarship students are impressed that they can continue to pursue higher education. High-quality tertiary institutions with affordable education costs are rare. There are, but there are few.

In addition, the ratio of the number of students to the number of educative staff in higher education is far greater than the ratio of the number of students to the number of teachers in elementary to high school, as well as Madrasah education. The amount is almost double.

The consequence of this is that the issue of providing jobs that are expected to emerge from an entrepreneurial spirit is not easily realized. Job search alumni products are more easily produced by universities

The Importance of the Online Education System to Accelerate Education

Education must be accelerated so that the community can be productive and independent. Because a productive and independent society increasingly facilitates the progress of the nation. This must be realized immediately.

"If we are given the opportunity, we want to provide interest-free loans for education, so that less able children can study and build an online education system," said Perindo Party Chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo on Wednesday (6/3).

Currently, Hary explained, only a small portion of the community can get education up to college. Therefore, if the community gives credence to the Perindo Party in a democratic party later, it will fight in parliament for higher education policies for the poor.

One of them is with an education loan. Later, the loan can be paid in installments after graduating and working. This is done to facilitate education.

On the other hand, Hary assessed the importance of building an online education system in order to accelerate education in all corners of the country, because if it had to build physically, it would take a long time.

According to him, education is not only an important means to increase people's productivity, but also has an important role in increasing Indonesia's competitiveness.

"We will mobilize its members to accelerate education. Higher education and skills make the community more productive," he said.

Tsinghua University Top Position in the Asia-Pacific Times Higher Education Version

Tsinghua University Top Position in the Asia-Pacific Times Higher Education Version

Tsinghua University
in Beijing has shifted the National University of Singapore (NUS). To be the first institution in mainland China which is ranked number 1 in the Asia-Pacific region. According to a study released on Thursday by Times Higher Education.

Famous university alumni include President Xi Jinping
and retired state leaders such as Hu Jintao and Zhu Rongji. Ranked second last year and fourth in their survey, which began in 2017.

NUS, which takes the top spot in 2017 and 2018, falls to No. 2 in 2019.

The University of Melbourne bounced back to third place, its position in 2017, from fourth place last year.

Three universities in Hong Kong made it into the top 10. At No. 4 is the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), up from sixth in 2018 and seventh in 2017.

The University of Hong Kong remained in fifth place. It was sixth in 2017. The Chinese University rose to No. 9 from position 10 in 2018 and was not included in the top 10 of the previous year.


Politics of Entering Education

The portrait of our world of higher education today seems to still be looking for form. At any time, higher education policies change. For example, two months ago, the minister said that one university is required to have at least ten study programs and at least each study program is taught by six lecturers.

At present, the policy is not being replaced by adding vocational programs namely diplomas with lecturer requirements of at least five people. That is so on. Including the question of lecturer retirement from 65 years to 70 years there are all political interests. Not to mention the question of research funding for lecturers is also full of political nuances.

From the amount of research funding, said the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir, also continued to rise. Five years ago, RI's research costs were only 0.08 percent, after Jokowi's lead continued to rise and 2017 reached 0.25 percent. The increase was also remarkable at 0.17 in order to give birth to unicorns and new start-ups. While the polytechnic system is simplified by meme rules (multi entry multi exit) so that no students DO.

Well, if politics is used to advance the nation's children it is very good. Like research funding for students and lecturers, it must also be followed by the extent of its implementation so far for society and the industrial world. This is what no one controls. That's why many doctoral and professor studies are only on paper, but rarely applied in the world of work.

The Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education began this year to simplify regulations. The aim of all universities (PT) can move quickly in order to produce more quality and affordable PTs. The service was shortened from months to only 15 days. Well, if this is the new name positive politics.

When looking at conditions in the region, data shows that out of 172 PTS in Bali, NTB, and NTT, 76 percent have been accredited, who are not yet new study programs. Only, from Higher Education Institution Accreditation (AIPT) has only been accredited 43 percent even though 2019 is the end of AIPT. This shows that the quality of our PT requires political will from the government so that they are equal and equal. Thus, we can only map Indonesian HR. For example, by pouring funds for completeness of facilities and infrastructure, dropping qualified lecturers and others.

When now the HR at PT is now being stretched out to win the presidential candidate in the 2019 Presidential Election, it must be observed smartly. Campus as a scientific venue can be used as a venue to support and bring in certain candidates? The answer is two, which is permissible and not.

There are parties who say that let the president visit the campus to promote themselves, as long as it is in a frame of program and vision. While others say the campus must be sterile from political interests including bringing in candidates. Enough academics choose which presidential candidates are pro-world education, teachers, and lecturers.

When viewed from the condition of Bali, Governor Wayan Koster has spread positive politics in the field of education. He offered collaboration in handling higher education in Bali even though the responsibility of higher education was at the center.

Second, he offered thematic research lecturers and synergized with government programs. For example, the cooperation between the Provincial Government of Bali and the Faculty of Agriculture, in its simple idea, he wants to invite Faculty of Agriculture students to the village, work on the farming community, research, and apply directly to the farmers.

This is what he calls thematic research. Likewise with other fields of cooperation, so that no more, said Koster, the results of research by lecturers only entered the drawer.

Well, the good will of the government must be a challenge for universities in Bali. Want to be serious or just relax?

Basic Education must be addressed

University of Indonesia professor of psychology, Hamdi Muluk said, basic education in Indonesia must be addressed by placing character education as a pressure point.

According to Hamdi Muluk, Tuesday (2/19), the basic education level needed is to teach integrity values ​​which contain honesty, responsibility, consistency, and values ​​of independence. In addition, unity values ​​that teach tolerance, respect, respect, courtesy to the older ones.

"This value education is actually what will equip people to face the real world, what is often referred to as life skills," said Hamdi Muluk.

After the values ​​are embedded well and produce strong character, the new child begins to be taught to master scholastic skills such as reading, arithmetic, language, and science. Not the opposite.

"Our basic education system is rather chaotic. PAUD, kindergarten, and elementary schools have more academic content than education in ethical values," Hamdi said.

With basic education as it is now, it is not surprising that various inappropriate actions from school children such as brawls, abuse, and violence against teachers occur.

This is exacerbated by the influence of the environment and the absence of examples from figures who should provide good examples.

Therefore, said Hamdi, besides improving basic education, character education for the younger generation also needs to be strengthened.

The expert group member of the National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT) hopes that religious education will enlighten children to respect life that is more democratic, tolerant, respectful, rahmatan lil alamin.

"It is not even given the rigid doctrine of halal or haram, infidelity, heresy, and so on. This is so that children do not grow up with extreme religious fanaticism because this is the seed of radical terrorists in the future. Religious teachers also need to be re-arranged so that they can teach their students polite and respectful religious values, "said Hamdi Muluk.

Insurance in the Digital Age

The rapid development of technology has made people demand access to financial services that are fast and practical, not only in banking, but also in the insurance industry.

So it is not surprising, many insurance companies continue to improve and strengthen digital services, in order to maintain and strengthen their business.

As is known, the insurance industry in Indonesia is growing rapidly, driven by increasing living standards and awareness of the middle class on the importance of insurance and investment products. If this is not used properly, it is not impossible that insurance companies that have not gone digital are abandoned by customers.

In 2018, many insurance companies develop their products with digital services, for example PT Asuransi Tugu Pratama Indonesia Tbk (Tugu Insurance) has launched a t-drive application.

With this application, later the riders can easily get education about good driving plus education about the importance of insurance protection for motorists.

With this application for general users motorists can monitor and measure driver performance from morning to night in aspects of speed, acceleration, cornering, braking and cellphone use and can measure C02 emissions released on vehicles.

While specifically for Tugu Insurance policyholders. If the driver has an accident and requires emergency services, the driver can use this application to send his location.

Furthermore Tugu Real Experience or t rex (24-Hour ERA Service) will come to the scene as soon as possible and provide the first emergency handling for your vehicle.

In addition, PT Asuransi Astra Buana (Astra Insurance) also remains focused on boosting digital products this year. Because the character of consumers is currently considered to shift to digital products.

Moreover, said Astra Insurance CEO, Rudy Chen
the majority of Indonesia's population is young and will continue to grow again.

"The millennials are also very familiar with digital. So that we see opportunities for new segments that meet our needs, "explained Rudy while talking to the media in Bali late last year.

Currently, Astra's digital products themselves have been distributed to Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Tangerang and Bekasi. However, further distribution of digital products will not be expanded to all regions in Indonesia, considering there are still people who prefer to branch offices.

Recently, Astra Insurance launched digital insurance products in the form of accident insurance, education insurance, property insurance, and travel.

Currently Astra's business portfolio is still dominated by automotive insurance from the retail segment by 50%. While the rest, amounting to 30% of the commercial segment, and health 15%.

Early Childhood Education

Children's Education. Children are the most valuable asset for every parent, various ways parents will do for their children to make their children happy.

Spending time working to play with the baby, until a vacation together will be done for the sake of children's pleasure. Playing is not just for making senag children, but many game play that can help children to grow their creativity.
Children's education

Children really need early education, so that when children are older they will get used to discipline. Not only that, from education early on can know the potential possessed by children. And also early education will make your child smart because they are accustomed to thinking.

Various children's education:

1. Music lessons
Music lessons are very good for your child, music lessons can grow your child's skills in playing musical instruments, such as piano, guitar, dram and so on. Music lessons can also create a feeling of pleasure for your child. Playing music is not a bad ideal, as parents must support children in determining their dreams.

2. Les dancing
Dancing is more dominated by girls, usually boys prefer music compared to dancing. A variety of dances that are your child's favorites such as ballet, traditional dance, and so on. Dancing is a very good activity for children, in addition to training dance discipline can also train the child's talent.

3. Language Les
Not only adults who have to learn a foreign language. Children must also be introduced in various languages ​​such as English. In accordance with the interests of children in choosing the desired language, because do not force children to learn a language, because it will have a bad impact. Besides not understanding children will feel bored and lacking in enthusiasm.

Various children's education above may be applied to your child. Need to be underlined do not force children to do something that is not interested, because it has a negative impact on your child.
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